Curiously, bikini art isn't just about who wears the bikini. Clothing designs that show different types of swimsuit have become increasingly popular within the last decade. These works often have a strong sense of graphic design and show swimsuits in a three-dimensional way. Clothing designs like 'La Plage de Polka Dot' is common, though more whimsical images like 'Dryin' in the Sun' by Michele Killman are also popular.
Due to the fun-loving nature of these beach images, summertime illustrations that feature pin-up girls and models are also common. These unique works of bikini art are more provocative than most summertime illustrations, though no less emotive of the hijinks of summer.